At least 1 killed in Lehigh Acres crash

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At least one person was killed Thursday evening in a crash on Joel Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 7 p.m. on the 1300 block of Joel Boulevard, troopers said.

A Lee County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop Bobby Hodges, 24, for a tag violation near Gerald Avenue and 10th Street. Hodges failed to stop, according to the sheriff’s office.

Although the deputy did not pursue him, Hodges then sped off and lost control of his car which flipped multiple times, according to the sheriff’s office.

Troopers have not identified the passenger who was pronounced dead at the scene. Hodges was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

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